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Walker's Retreat in Ambleside, Cumbria

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Walker's Retreat description

Holiday home
Walker's Retreat is a stylish ground floor apartment a short walk from the centre of Ambleside near Lake Windermere in the Lake District. The property can sleep three people in two bedrooms, including a king-size double, a single room and a bathroom boasting a kidney-shaped bath. The rest of the cottage offers a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a gas fire and sliding doors leading to a patio with wonderful views towards the town of Loughrigg and Loughrigg Fell, while outside, steps lead up to the parking area where you will find off road parking for one car. Situated just outside the delightful village of Ambleside, Walker's Retreat is the perfect base for a holiday exploring the Lake District.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with gas fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front patio. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: There 6 steps from the lounge to bedrooms plus steps to property from parking area. Note: Garden is terraced. Note: Unfenced patio in elevated position. Note: Property not suitable for children under 12 years. Please note check in time is 5pm and check out time is 9am


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Mr Brown
June 2019
Really enjoyed our stay in Walkers Retreat, convenient location, just 2 minutes walk to amenities, really good property, slight issue with parking ( very tight ) but would revisit this property, and would recommend, really good experience with Sykes cottages, from booking and being kept up to date with any relevant information, I.. E. payment schedule, key collection and travel information, would highly recommend Sykes, and will look to use Sykes in the future
Ms Byrnes
March 2019
The apartment was as described, well-maintained, and very comfortable, and the lovely patio deck was a great bonus! Also, Sykes never disappoints, always the properties are as described and comfortable, Sykes is a reliable partner for my holiday planning, which is much appreciated!
Mrs Hoggett
February 2019
Great apartment with lovely views in a really convenient location.. Would definitely recommend :D
Mrs Kane
December 2018
Our 2nd time at Walkers Retreat - both over Christmas.. A home-from home feel. We are seasoned Lake District and self-catering folk so we know when we find terrific value. Walkers Retreat offers exactly that for a couple. Warm and toasty on arrival, ultra-clean. Very comfortable for both of us and lots of clear, obvious instructions for all the various appliances etc - a lot of other places do not do this!
Mrs Salter
November 2018
A very comfortable apartment, close to all amenities and views to die for..
Mr Mcdonald
October 2018
Brilliant location, ideally situated in the heart of Ambleside.. Very comfortable, warm accommodation which was very well equipped with everything you would require. Balcony provided superb views over Todd Crag. Easy access to local and high level walks which meant that on most occasions our car could be left in it's allocated parking place. Overall we have no hesitation in recommending this property and would definitely return.
Mr Maddocks
August 2018
The code given, for the door key keybox.. on our paperwork was incorrect and on arrival we had to contact your office to obtain correct code to gain entry.
Mr Pearce
July 2018
Flat is in a good location, comfortable and we enjoyed our holiday there..
Mrs Smithson
July 2018
Fab views when sat outside Loads of items/equipment /pots/pans kitchen items wouldn't normally get in other places stayed.. Amazing close to the central less than 5 minute walk Comfy beds Docking station DVD/ CDs Great big bath Iron and ironing board Washing machine and dish washer Loads more great things about this property. Clean and well presented Would have liked maybe a bean bag for the living room And maybe more comfy seating outside
Mr Roberts
June 2018
This is a lovely little apartment with great views and convenient for the whole of Ambleside, although it would be better to warn visitors that there is almost no storage space for either clothes or food (other than on top of beds or in the fridge, respectively).. The car parking arrangements also take a bit of getting used to - a lot of reversing in is called for.
Dr Marson
June 2018
Flat is in an excellent position in Ambleside with a lovely view from the balcony.. Good to have a reserved off road parking space. Facilities are good with comfy beds. Well placed for both walking and travelling by car.
May 2018
This property has everything you need as a perfect base to explore the area. Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy to relax in after a day of walking, with amazing views from the sun-trap balcony. Its great to have private, convenient parking for the flat. This is our fourth visit and we're about to book in one for 2019! Can't recommend enough.
May 2018
The view overlooking the town from the patio was the best part of the already outstanding apartment..
Ms Jaffe
May 2018
A591 is really close and easy but the railing doesn't go all the way down, but it should.. Lovely flat, quiet, close to town. Lovely.
Mrs Jenkin
April 2018
Very comfortable and well equipped and convenient to the town.. It was not busy when we went but I would expect the parking to be very difficult when full. I had to reverse along the drive to the allocated space in Flat 1. The hot water was ok especially in the bathroom not like some feedback which complained it was luke warm! Other than the parking a good experience.
Mrs Young
March 2018
This is the perfect small cottage for a stay in Ambleside.. Clean and comfortable with fantastic views from the lounge and kitchen. You can walk down the steps straight into Ambleside to wander. The only slight negative is that the heating, especially in the lounge, can be very noisy when reaching temperature.Would definitely recommend though.
Mrs McCubbin
March 2018
Had a very enjoyable week in Walker’s Retreat.. Apartment ideal for two of us, in a great location and is warm and comfortable. As walkers, the utility room was fab as was the extra heated drying rail. The view is brilliant and we made the most of it, sitting out on the patio after a walk - we had decent March weather most of the week. Parking, as others have said, is a little tight but fine for my Golf. Owners have made real efforts to make things easy for visitors with little info notes dotted around.
Mrs Buhl-nielsen
March 2018
Responses to my Qs at booking stage were prompt, helpful and polite, not pushy.. Info on booking to get there, key pickup, contacts etc were simple and uncomplicated. The flat was prefect, well described in words and pics. It had everything needed, all good quality and very comfortable. Well located on edge of town, 2 mins walk into town, but very quiet, and also on edge of hiking with Wansfell pike Troutbeck and Windermere walk on doorstep. Perfect 'walkers retreat' to explore the whole Lakes district.
Mrs Brear
March 2018
Cottage spotlessly clean, all equipment you could need, near to amenities and lovely walks.. Would definately recommend and use again.
Mr Gibbs
January 2018
A very comfortable stay in a great location just a couple of minutes from the centre of Ambleside, with walking from the door..
Mrs Bennett
November 2017
Perfect apartment for a walking holiday.. Spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable, quiet and well appointed. Stunning view and just a five minute walk to the town centre. The parking was fine for us. Straightforward booking and good communication from Sykes. We had a wonderful week..thank you!!
October 2017
Great location for town and surrounding countryside. Spotlessly clean and cosy with wonderful views of the hills from the lounge. Everything you could wish for is provided. Parking close to the apartment with sufficient space for an SUV. Highly recommended; can't wait to make a return visit to this holiday cottage.
October 2017
Perfect location for all restaurants and pubs in Ambleside and lovely views from lounge and patio .. Flat well equipped and had lots of information on local walks and attractions .Had the added benefit of sunshine !
June 2017
Great location, short walk through garden to central Ambleside. Clean, modern and well fitted out kitchen and bathroom. Efficient heating. Lovely sitting out on balcony admiring view with a glass of wine after a day exploring .
Vivien E
May 2017
Flat clean tidy and well equipped with lovely views from the lounge and patio .Perfect location less than 5 minutes walk into Ambleside with many restaurants and pubs covering all tastes .Parking a bit tight otherwise no complaints and would certainly consider returning next time we visit the Lakes .
April 2017
This is our third stay and we love it even more each time. The easy access to Ambleside, the beautiful view from the balcony and so centrally placed for all the 'big' walks. The owners are very helpful and attentive and the property has everything you need. We can't recommend enough!
December 2016
We love it here. Perfect location, attentive hosts, beautiful views, very well kept, warm and inviting. Wonderful to return to after a hard day's walking, to relax infront of the fire before heading out to the delights of Ambleside, just a few steps away. Can't recommend highly enough.
December 2016
Such a lovely little house. So close to the town, yet secluded and private and stunning views. Clean and well presented , everything there you could need, lovely books and games to use. Parking space fine.
December 2016
Had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful Ambleside home. Great location, only two minute walk from the town, down the wooded garden steps, yet fantastically private and secluded, you would have no idea you were that close to the town. Views of the Loughrigg fells from the patio windows, makes you feel you are in the middle of nowhere The house is well equipped, modern and spotlessly clean The precious reviews had said the parking space was tight, yet our ford s max people carrier fit with no problem.
Ms Moosajee
April 2016
This was one of the most comfortable, clean and well thought out holiday homes we have been in. It was central yet quiet and private, offering superb views. A great selection of books for information on the area was useful and appreciated. It was a lovely 'home' to come back to every evening.
Mrs Boxall
April 2015
Superb location and a lovely apartment with modern furnishings. Had a wonderful patio to sit and watch the view, although the view was also as good from the sofa looking out of the patio doors. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery. A clean and well maintained property.
Miss Critchell-imms
April 2015
Walkers Retreat is a lovely cottage to stay at. We hiked all day and it was enjoyable to come back and relax in our comfortable holiday cottage.
Mrs Lacey Adamson
February 2015
Loved the cottage and especially the location.
Mrs Bellis
January 2015
We have been coming to Ambleside 4 or 5 times a year for over 20 years and have stayed in many properties. This was definitely one we would return to again. Very well equipped, comfortable, clean and in a good location. Couldn't fault it.
Mrs Walker
December 2014
This was our second visit to the property which is in an excellent location on the outskirts of Ambleside with wonderful views from the kitchen, lounge and patio. It feels secluded yet is within walking distance of all the amenities in Ambleside and Lake Windermere. The property is maintained to a high spec and I like the fact that there are simple instructions unobtrusively posted nearby each appliance for ease of use which beats ploughing through instruction manuals! The beds are comfortable and the bedding is of a high standard with a luxurious feel so extra long lies-in were a pleasure. The gardens are lovely with lots of variety and colour even in the depths of winter and the bright red berries on the bushes attracted lots of birds which, as a bird lover, I thoroughly enjoyed. The weather was wet and windy but we were snug and warm indoors and, with the view through the French windows, there were plenty of dramas in the natural world to hold our interest! I also like the book which was left by the owners in which they encourage guests to request anything which may make the property even more like home from home. I noted that the requests had been acknowledged and all the sensible ones had been implemented.
December 2014
This is lovely for a weekend away. The reason we stopped here was because it's very close to the town centre of Ambleside which is at the north point of one of the lakes. The cottage was very clean and each room is fitted to a very high standard. At the front of the property there is a sliding door (seen in photos) which overlooks some great scenery of the Lake District. The location is great; a very short 30s walk down some stairs at the front of the property leads you right into the centre of Ambleside. Within the town there is a great choice of cafes/pubs/restaurants etc. My girlfriend and I loved our stay (she even joked about putting an offer in to the owner!). The only reason I have given this review 4 stars is because we found the mattress a little hard and the central heating is quite noisy when it switches itself on/off (which happens during the night).
Mr Buckley
November 2014
A great cottage for a short break, the entire cottage was very clean and included everything we could have wished for.
Mr Ridley-Ellis
October 2014
Walkers Retreat is very clean, well appointed and well placed in a quiet area of Ambleside that is only a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Mrs Rhodes
September 2014
The accommodation was comfortable and spotlessly clean. The views were wonderful. It was good to have free WiFi and the kitchen was very well equipped.
Mr Faragher
September 2014
Great location in centre of Ambleside. Lovely view from patio.
Mrs Mackenzie-ingle
September 2014
We liked the secluded apartment and gorgeous views and closeness to all amenities, also lovely places to eat in Ambleside and the proximity of wonderful walks and Lake Windermere.
Mr Nelson
September 2014
We enjoyed staying there very much and wish we had booked for 2 weeks as the weather and accommodation were very good. We hope to use the cottage again.
Mr Bailey
August 2014
The apartment was very clean and well furnished. It was an excellent size for 2 people. It was very well situated for Ambleside, we just had to walk for a couple of minutes to be in the town centre.
Mr Marchant
June 2014
This was a well positioned, very comfortable, with everything you would need, flat. I would highly recommend it.
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